Beautiful ride from Panjim to Shri Mangeshi Temple in Goa, India

While in Goa , we planned to drive to Mageshi Temple. More than the final destination, we were more interested in driving about hilly terrains of Goa. So after visiting Se Cathedral, we drove towards Mageshi Temple. This post shares about the drive, road condition, terrain, temple, shopping options and other things to explore on the way or ahead of Mageshi Temple.The road which connect Panjim with Se Cathedral goes further towards Mageshi Temple. Temple is 21 kilometers from Panjim.  This temple is situated in Mangeshi village, Priol where Lata Mageshkar's father was born. This temple is one of the largest and most frequently visited temples in Goa.The roads are very well maintained and the terrains are beautiful. This road has some of the beautiful views around it.  There is a parking area on road side and one needs to walk till temple. It's 400 meters walk from road till temple. Above photograph shows school of Mangesh Village in Goa. In 2011, the temple along with others in the area instituted a dress code on visitors of the temple.While walking towards the temple, you see these ladies selling freshly plucked flowers from water streams around Mangesh Temple. And they sell them super cheap. We were expecting exorbitant rates but small baskets of flowers were available for 10 rs each. If you want to spend little more, you can get the bigger one at 25 Rs. (This is what we paid in 2013)As you reach near temple, there is a beautiful water pond in front of the temple compound. When we were there, this water pond was completely enclosed with walls and a locked gate. Not sure, if it's kept like that or opens on some occasions.  After entering into the temple, we got to know that temple has some restrictions in terms of what you are wearing. I was in shorts and my wife was wearing a knee length dress. She was told not to go beyond a certain point, whereas I was allowed though her dress was longer than my shorts. After a quick chat, both of us thought of coming back and pay our respect to God from the temple boundary.It seems that one can drive further and experience spice plantations and enjoy more serene views, but we didn't have time that day so we headed back to North Goa.

While in Goa, we planned to drive to Mageshi Temple. More than the final destination, we were more interested in driving about hilly terrains of Goa. So after visiting Se Cathedral, we drove towards Mageshi Temple. This post shares about the drive, road condition, terrain, temple, shopping options and other things to explore on the way or ahead of Mageshi Temple. 

While in Goa , we planned to drive to Mageshi Temple. More than the final destination, we were more interested in driving about hilly terrains of Goa. So after visiting Se Cathedral, we drove towards Mageshi Temple. This post shares about the drive, road condition, terrain, temple, shopping options and other things to explore on the way or ahead of Mageshi Temple.The road which connect Panjim with Se Cathedral goes further towards Mageshi Temple. Temple is 21 kilometers from Panjim.  This temple is situated in Mangeshi village, Priol where Lata Mageshkar's father was born. This temple is one of the largest and most frequently visited temples in Goa.The roads are very well maintained and the terrains are beautiful. This road has some of the beautiful views around it.  There is a parking area on road side and one needs to walk till temple. It's 400 meters walk from road till temple. Above photograph shows school of Mangesh Village in Goa. In 2011, the temple along with others in the area instituted a dress code on visitors of the temple.While walking towards the temple, you see these ladies selling freshly plucked flowers from water streams around Mangesh Temple. And they sell them super cheap. We were expecting exorbitant rates but small baskets of flowers were available for 10 rs each. If you want to spend little more, you can get the bigger one at 25 Rs. (This is what we paid in 2013)As you reach near temple, there is a beautiful water pond in front of the temple compound. When we were there, this water pond was completely enclosed with walls and a locked gate. Not sure, if it's kept like that or opens on some occasions.  After entering into the temple, we got to know that temple has some restrictions in terms of what you are wearing. I was in shorts and my wife was wearing a knee length dress. She was told not to go beyond a certain point, whereas I was allowed though her dress was longer than my shorts. After a quick chat, both of us thought of coming back and pay our respect to God from the temple boundary.It seems that one can drive further and experience spice plantations and enjoy more serene views, but we didn't have time that day so we headed back to North Goa.

The road which connect Panjim with Se Cathedral goes further towards Mageshi Temple. Temple is 21 kilometers from Panjim.  

While in Goa , we planned to drive to Mageshi Temple. More than the final destination, we were more interested in driving about hilly terrains of Goa. So after visiting Se Cathedral, we drove towards Mageshi Temple. This post shares about the drive, road condition, terrain, temple, shopping options and other things to explore on the way or ahead of Mageshi Temple.The road which connect Panjim with Se Cathedral goes further towards Mageshi Temple. Temple is 21 kilometers from Panjim.  This temple is situated in Mangeshi village, Priol where Lata Mageshkar's father was born. This temple is one of the largest and most frequently visited temples in Goa.The roads are very well maintained and the terrains are beautiful. This road has some of the beautiful views around it.  There is a parking area on road side and one needs to walk till temple. It's 400 meters walk from road till temple. Above photograph shows school of Mangesh Village in Goa. In 2011, the temple along with others in the area instituted a dress code on visitors of the temple.While walking towards the temple, you see these ladies selling freshly plucked flowers from water streams around Mangesh Temple. And they sell them super cheap. We were expecting exorbitant rates but small baskets of flowers were available for 10 rs each. If you want to spend little more, you can get the bigger one at 25 Rs. (This is what we paid in 2013)As you reach near temple, there is a beautiful water pond in front of the temple compound. When we were there, this water pond was completely enclosed with walls and a locked gate. Not sure, if it's kept like that or opens on some occasions.  After entering into the temple, we got to know that temple has some restrictions in terms of what you are wearing. I was in shorts and my wife was wearing a knee length dress. She was told not to go beyond a certain point, whereas I was allowed though her dress was longer than my shorts. After a quick chat, both of us thought of coming back and pay our respect to God from the temple boundary.It seems that one can drive further and experience spice plantations and enjoy more serene views, but we didn't have time that day so we headed back to North Goa.

This temple is situated in Mangeshi village, Priol where Lata Mageshkar's father was born. This temple is one of the largest and most frequently visited temples in Goa

While in Goa , we planned to drive to Mageshi Temple. More than the final destination, we were more interested in driving about hilly terrains of Goa. So after visiting Se Cathedral, we drove towards Mageshi Temple. This post shares about the drive, road condition, terrain, temple, shopping options and other things to explore on the way or ahead of Mageshi Temple.The road which connect Panjim with Se Cathedral goes further towards Mageshi Temple. Temple is 21 kilometers from Panjim.  This temple is situated in Mangeshi village, Priol where Lata Mageshkar's father was born. This temple is one of the largest and most frequently visited temples in Goa.The roads are very well maintained and the terrains are beautiful. This road has some of the beautiful views around it.  There is a parking area on road side and one needs to walk till temple. It's 400 meters walk from road till temple. Above photograph shows school of Mangesh Village in Goa. In 2011, the temple along with others in the area instituted a dress code on visitors of the temple.While walking towards the temple, you see these ladies selling freshly plucked flowers from water streams around Mangesh Temple. And they sell them super cheap. We were expecting exorbitant rates but small baskets of flowers were available for 10 rs each. If you want to spend little more, you can get the bigger one at 25 Rs. (This is what we paid in 2013)As you reach near temple, there is a beautiful water pond in front of the temple compound. When we were there, this water pond was completely enclosed with walls and a locked gate. Not sure, if it's kept like that or opens on some occasions.  After entering into the temple, we got to know that temple has some restrictions in terms of what you are wearing. I was in shorts and my wife was wearing a knee length dress. She was told not to go beyond a certain point, whereas I was allowed though her dress was longer than my shorts. After a quick chat, both of us thought of coming back and pay our respect to God from the temple boundary.It seems that one can drive further and experience spice plantations and enjoy more serene views, but we didn't have time that day so we headed back to North Goa.

The roads are very well maintained and the terrains are beautiful. This road has some of the beautiful views around it.  

While in Goa , we planned to drive to Mageshi Temple. More than the final destination, we were more interested in driving about hilly terrains of Goa. So after visiting Se Cathedral, we drove towards Mageshi Temple. This post shares about the drive, road condition, terrain, temple, shopping options and other things to explore on the way or ahead of Mageshi Temple.The road which connect Panjim with Se Cathedral goes further towards Mageshi Temple. Temple is 21 kilometers from Panjim.  This temple is situated in Mangeshi village, Priol where Lata Mageshkar's father was born. This temple is one of the largest and most frequently visited temples in Goa.The roads are very well maintained and the terrains are beautiful. This road has some of the beautiful views around it.  There is a parking area on road side and one needs to walk till temple. It's 400 meters walk from road till temple. Above photograph shows school of Mangesh Village in Goa. In 2011, the temple along with others in the area instituted a dress code on visitors of the temple.While walking towards the temple, you see these ladies selling freshly plucked flowers from water streams around Mangesh Temple. And they sell them super cheap. We were expecting exorbitant rates but small baskets of flowers were available for 10 rs each. If you want to spend little more, you can get the bigger one at 25 Rs. (This is what we paid in 2013)As you reach near temple, there is a beautiful water pond in front of the temple compound. When we were there, this water pond was completely enclosed with walls and a locked gate. Not sure, if it's kept like that or opens on some occasions.  After entering into the temple, we got to know that temple has some restrictions in terms of what you are wearing. I was in shorts and my wife was wearing a knee length dress. She was told not to go beyond a certain point, whereas I was allowed though her dress was longer than my shorts. After a quick chat, both of us thought of coming back and pay our respect to God from the temple boundary.It seems that one can drive further and experience spice plantations and enjoy more serene views, but we didn't have time that day so we headed back to North Goa.

There is a parking area on road side and one needs to walk till temple. It's 400 meters walk from road till temple. Above photograph shows school of Mangesh Village in Goa. In 2011, the temple along with others in the area instituted a dress code on visitors of the temple.

While in Goa , we planned to drive to Mageshi Temple. More than the final destination, we were more interested in driving about hilly terrains of Goa. So after visiting Se Cathedral, we drove towards Mageshi Temple. This post shares about the drive, road condition, terrain, temple, shopping options and other things to explore on the way or ahead of Mageshi Temple.The road which connect Panjim with Se Cathedral goes further towards Mageshi Temple. Temple is 21 kilometers from Panjim.  This temple is situated in Mangeshi village, Priol where Lata Mageshkar's father was born. This temple is one of the largest and most frequently visited temples in Goa.The roads are very well maintained and the terrains are beautiful. This road has some of the beautiful views around it.  There is a parking area on road side and one needs to walk till temple. It's 400 meters walk from road till temple. Above photograph shows school of Mangesh Village in Goa. In 2011, the temple along with others in the area instituted a dress code on visitors of the temple.While walking towards the temple, you see these ladies selling freshly plucked flowers from water streams around Mangesh Temple. And they sell them super cheap. We were expecting exorbitant rates but small baskets of flowers were available for 10 rs each. If you want to spend little more, you can get the bigger one at 25 Rs. (This is what we paid in 2013)As you reach near temple, there is a beautiful water pond in front of the temple compound. When we were there, this water pond was completely enclosed with walls and a locked gate. Not sure, if it's kept like that or opens on some occasions.  After entering into the temple, we got to know that temple has some restrictions in terms of what you are wearing. I was in shorts and my wife was wearing a knee length dress. She was told not to go beyond a certain point, whereas I was allowed though her dress was longer than my shorts. After a quick chat, both of us thought of coming back and pay our respect to God from the temple boundary.It seems that one can drive further and experience spice plantations and enjoy more serene views, but we didn't have time that day so we headed back to North Goa.

While walking towards the temple, you see these ladies selling freshly plucked flowers from water streams around Mangesh Temple. And they sell them super cheap. We were expecting exorbitant rates but small baskets of flowers were available for 10 rs each. If you want to spend little more, you can get the bigger one at 25 Rs. (This is what we paid in 2013)

While in Goa , we planned to drive to Mageshi Temple. More than the final destination, we were more interested in driving about hilly terrains of Goa. So after visiting Se Cathedral, we drove towards Mageshi Temple. This post shares about the drive, road condition, terrain, temple, shopping options and other things to explore on the way or ahead of Mageshi Temple.The road which connect Panjim with Se Cathedral goes further towards Mageshi Temple. Temple is 21 kilometers from Panjim.  This temple is situated in Mangeshi village, Priol where Lata Mageshkar's father was born. This temple is one of the largest and most frequently visited temples in Goa.The roads are very well maintained and the terrains are beautiful. This road has some of the beautiful views around it.  There is a parking area on road side and one needs to walk till temple. It's 400 meters walk from road till temple. Above photograph shows school of Mangesh Village in Goa. In 2011, the temple along with others in the area instituted a dress code on visitors of the temple.While walking towards the temple, you see these ladies selling freshly plucked flowers from water streams around Mangesh Temple. And they sell them super cheap. We were expecting exorbitant rates but small baskets of flowers were available for 10 rs each. If you want to spend little more, you can get the bigger one at 25 Rs. (This is what we paid in 2013)As you reach near temple, there is a beautiful water pond in front of the temple compound. When we were there, this water pond was completely enclosed with walls and a locked gate. Not sure, if it's kept like that or opens on some occasions.  After entering into the temple, we got to know that temple has some restrictions in terms of what you are wearing. I was in shorts and my wife was wearing a knee length dress. She was told not to go beyond a certain point, whereas I was allowed though her dress was longer than my shorts. After a quick chat, both of us thought of coming back and pay our respect to God from the temple boundary.It seems that one can drive further and experience spice plantations and enjoy more serene views, but we didn't have time that day so we headed back to North Goa.

As you reach near temple, there is a beautiful water pond in front of the temple compound. When we were there, this water pond was completely enclosed with walls and a locked gate. Not sure, if it's kept like that or opens on some occasions.  

At Mangeshi Temple, rooms are also available although I didn't inquire much if these rooms are also available for tourists. Mostly temples provide rooms for religious ceremonies. 

While in Goa , we planned to drive to Mageshi Temple. More than the final destination, we were more interested in driving about hilly terrains of Goa. So after visiting Se Cathedral, we drove towards Mageshi Temple. This post shares about the drive, road condition, terrain, temple, shopping options and other things to explore on the way or ahead of Mageshi Temple.The road which connect Panjim with Se Cathedral goes further towards Mageshi Temple. Temple is 21 kilometers from Panjim.  This temple is situated in Mangeshi village, Priol where Lata Mageshkar's father was born. This temple is one of the largest and most frequently visited temples in Goa.The roads are very well maintained and the terrains are beautiful. This road has some of the beautiful views around it.  There is a parking area on road side and one needs to walk till temple. It's 400 meters walk from road till temple. Above photograph shows school of Mangesh Village in Goa. In 2011, the temple along with others in the area instituted a dress code on visitors of the temple.While walking towards the temple, you see these ladies selling freshly plucked flowers from water streams around Mangesh Temple. And they sell them super cheap. We were expecting exorbitant rates but small baskets of flowers were available for 10 rs each. If you want to spend little more, you can get the bigger one at 25 Rs. (This is what we paid in 2013)As you reach near temple, there is a beautiful water pond in front of the temple compound. When we were there, this water pond was completely enclosed with walls and a locked gate. Not sure, if it's kept like that or opens on some occasions.  After entering into the temple, we got to know that temple has some restrictions in terms of what you are wearing. I was in shorts and my wife was wearing a knee length dress. She was told not to go beyond a certain point, whereas I was allowed though her dress was longer than my shorts. After a quick chat, both of us thought of coming back and pay our respect to God from the temple boundary.It seems that one can drive further and experience spice plantations and enjoy more serene views, but we didn't have time that day so we headed back to North Goa.

After entering into the temple, we got to know that temple has some restrictions in terms of what you are wearing. I was in shorts and my wife was wearing a knee length dress. She was told not to go beyond a certain point, whereas I was allowed though her dress was longer than my shorts. After a quick chat, both of us thought of coming back and pay our respect to God from the temple boundary. 

While in Goa , we planned to drive to Mageshi Temple. More than the final destination, we were more interested in driving about hilly terrains of Goa. So after visiting Se Cathedral, we drove towards Mageshi Temple. This post shares about the drive, road condition, terrain, temple, shopping options and other things to explore on the way or ahead of Mageshi Temple.The road which connect Panjim with Se Cathedral goes further towards Mageshi Temple. Temple is 21 kilometers from Panjim.  This temple is situated in Mangeshi village, Priol where Lata Mageshkar's father was born. This temple is one of the largest and most frequently visited temples in Goa.The roads are very well maintained and the terrains are beautiful. This road has some of the beautiful views around it.  There is a parking area on road side and one needs to walk till temple. It's 400 meters walk from road till temple. Above photograph shows school of Mangesh Village in Goa. In 2011, the temple along with others in the area instituted a dress code on visitors of the temple.While walking towards the temple, you see these ladies selling freshly plucked flowers from water streams around Mangesh Temple. And they sell them super cheap. We were expecting exorbitant rates but small baskets of flowers were available for 10 rs each. If you want to spend little more, you can get the bigger one at 25 Rs. (This is what we paid in 2013)As you reach near temple, there is a beautiful water pond in front of the temple compound. When we were there, this water pond was completely enclosed with walls and a locked gate. Not sure, if it's kept like that or opens on some occasions.  After entering into the temple, we got to know that temple has some restrictions in terms of what you are wearing. I was in shorts and my wife was wearing a knee length dress. She was told not to go beyond a certain point, whereas I was allowed though her dress was longer than my shorts. After a quick chat, both of us thought of coming back and pay our respect to God from the temple boundary.It seems that one can drive further and experience spice plantations and enjoy more serene views, but we didn't have time that day so we headed back to North Goa.

It seems that one can drive further and experience spice plantations and enjoy more serene views, but we didn't have time that day so we headed back to North Goa

16 comments:

Indrani said...

This is fantastic. All the pics are stunning!

Arun Prasadh said...

Beautiful capture of the temple.

rupam sarma said...

Beautiful temple. Amazing photos.

Sri Kri said...

Fantastic Shots.:)

Cheers,
Sriram & Krithiga

Ami said...

Beautiful pictures as always....Have been to Mangeshi temples. Found them to be quite amazing

harshita joshi said...

Woow,thanks for recalling my memoreis of goa

Datta Ghosh said...

That was a breathtaking road to the temple. Thanks for the wonderful description

Archana Kapoor said...

That's a wonderful photo-post 😊 refreshed my Gia memories 😊

Tales of Travelling Sisters said...

Remember visiting this temple years ago on our first trip to Goa. Thanks for sharing the pictures, brought back old memories :) U have captured it well.

Sadhvi said...

The pictures refreshed my memories.The temple looks better in your pics

VJ Sharma said...

Indrani, Arun, Rupam, Sri Kri, Datta, Sadhvi - Thanks !

Ami - More than the temple compound, I loved the drive.

Harshita, Archana & Tales of Travelling Sisters- Happy to hear that post helped you recall your Goa memories.





Ranjana's craft blog said...

I have heard lot about this temple. Very nice photos. This time when I go to my native, I will visit Goa and this temple too.

Shrinidhi Hande said...

very nice pictures

Priya said...

hi,
Very nice Post....
Thank u for sharing...

VJ Sharma said...

Ranjana, do share back your experience of the temple and the drive.

Shrini - Thanks !

Priya - Thanks !

Ani Paul said...

nice post,lovely pics as always

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